Bass Fishing

Data collected by the Toledo Bend Lake Association clearly shows February and March are the best months of the year to catch a double-digit bass at Toledo Bend.

When is the best time to catch a Toledo Bend lunker?

Be on the lake in February and March for best chances
January 09 at 11:05am
The temperatures may be low, but bass know it’s time to start moving toward prespawn staging areas, so expect periods of aggressive feeding.

Throwdown in the slowdown — How to catch cold-water bass

Winter means you have to slow everything down and force-feed bass, right? Wrong. These pros tell you how to catch the fish of a lifetime when the chill is on.
January 01 at 7:00am
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
The Arashi Spinbait is a finesse lure that drives suspended bass to eat.

Storm’s Arashi Spinbait

A treat no suspended bass can pass up
December 15, 2016 at 9:00am
Garrett Crawford caught this bass while learningd to pitch a soft-plastic into tangles of vegetation in Venice.

How to pitch for more bass

Step-by-step instructions on how to pitch a lure
December 14, 2016 at 3:10pm
Lake Providence regularly produces big bass like this during the winter months.

Go to Lake Providence for peaceful fishing

Cast to the trees and boat docks for bass
December 07, 2016 at 10:20am
Six Louisiana anglers are scheduled to compete in the 11-stop 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series trail starting next February on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee.

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series includes six Louisiana anglers

Newcomers Carriere, Latuso and Spohrer to compete on 11-stop trail
December 01, 2016 at 2:50pm
Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney suggests that anglers learn to fish in gloves for cold season comfort.

Cold concerns — How pro bass anglers overcome bitter cold

Cold days come even in Louisiana, and unprepared anglers can spend long, miserable days chasing bass. Here are how the pros fend off the bitter cold so they’ll be ready to set the hook.
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Davy HIte won't be competing on the Elite Series in 2017, but instead will move in to a new role as color commentator for Bassmaster Live and The Bassmasters on ESPN2.

Hite moving from bass boat to broadcast booth in 2017

Longtime Elite Series angler to announce for Bassmaster Live
November 07, 2016 at 3:52pm
Red River bass will fall for crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastics this month.

November Red River lunkers

Pools 4 and 5 are great for crankbaiting
November 04, 2016 at 1:50pm
Cliff Crochet, the 'Cajun Baby' from Pierre Part, won the Bassmaster Central Open in the Atchafalaya Basin Saturday and qualified for the 2017 Classic.

Crochet wins Central Open, clinches Classic spot

‘Cajun Baby’ surges into top spot Saturday with 18-4 bag for first B.A.S.S. victory
October 30, 2016 at 8:32am
Lower Sabine River bass might not be monsters, but there are plenty of them willing to stretch your line this month.

Sabine River bass are such fun

October 21, 2016 at 2:15pm
The right size/style of hook can greatly influence jerkbait success, so adjust as needed.

Tips for jerkbait tinkering

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Elizabeth Ward holds the first bass she caught on her own. It hit one of her father’s CW Custom Lures spinnerbaits.

Handmade small-profile spinnerbait moves smoothly through grass

C.W. Custom Lures' offerings popular with tournament anglers
October 13, 2016 at 5:00pm